Jason Reynolds’s Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Honor–winning, #1 New York Times bestselling novel Long Way Down is now a gripping, galvanizing graphic novel, with haunting artwork by Danica Novgorodoff.

Will’s older brother, Shawn, has been shot.
Dead.
Will feels a sadness so great, he can’t explain it. But in his neighborhood, there are THE RULES:

No. 1: Crying.
Don’t.
No matter what.

No. 2: Snitching
Don’t.
No matter what.

No. 3: Revenge
Do.
No matter what.

But bullets miss. You can get the wrong guy. And there’s always someone else who knows to follow the rules…

James J. Reddington

Jason Reynolds is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, a Newbery Award Honoree, a Printz Award Honoree, a two-time National Book Award finalist, a Kirkus Award winner, a two-time Walter Dean Myers Award winner, an NAACP Image Award Winner, and the recipient of multiple Coretta Scott King honors. Reynolds is also the 2020–2021 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. His many books include When I Was the Greatest, The Boy in the Black Suit, All American Boys (cowritten with Brendan Kiely), As Brave as You, For Every One, the Track series (Ghost, Patina, Sunny, and Lu), Look Both Ways, and Long Way Down, which received a Newbery Honor, a Printz Honor, and a Coretta Scott King Honor. He lives in Washington, DC. You can find his ramblings at JasonWritesBooks.com.

Danica Novgorodoff is an artist, writer, graphic designer, and horse wrangler from Louisville, Kentucky, currently living in Brooklyn, New York. Her books include A Late Freeze; Slow StormRefresh, Refresh (included in Best American Comics 2011); and The Undertaking of Lily Chen. Her art and writing have been published in Best American ComicsArtforumEsquire, VQR, Slate, Orion, Seneca Review, Ecotone Journal, and many others. She was awarded a 2015 New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in Literature, and was named Sarabande Books’ 2016 writer in residence. She has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony, Blue Mountain Center, VCCA, Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, and Willapa Bay AiR. Visit her online at DanicaNovgorodoff.com.

  • ALA Newbery Honor Book
  • ALA Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book
  • ALA Notable Children's Books
  • CCBC Choices (Cooperative Children's Book Council)
  • Abraham Lincoln Book Award Master List (IL)
  • CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book
  • ILA Young Adults' Choices
  • ALA Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
  • Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best
  • NYPL Best Books for Teens
  • NCTE Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts
  • YALSA Teens Top Ten (TTT) Nominee
  • Great Lakes Great Books Master List (MI)
  • ILA Notable Books for a Global Society
  • Sequoyah Young Adult Master List (OK)
  • North Carolina Young Adult Book Award Nominee
  • Edgar Allan Poe Award
  • ALA Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
  • Amelia Elizabeth Walden Finalist (NCTE/ALAN)
  • ALA/YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults - Top Ten
  • Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year Selection Title
  • ALA Notable Children's Recording
  • Odyssey Honor for Audio
  • National Book Award Longlist
  • Texas Tayshas Reading List TOP TEN
  • Pennsylvania Reader's Choice Award Nominee
  • Amazing Audiobooks for YA
  • Wisconsin State Reading Association's Reading List
  • Eliot Rosewater High School Master List
  • Virginia Readers’ Choice Award
  • Walter Dean Myers Award
  • Arnold Adoff Poetry Award
  • Oregon Reader's Choice Award Nominee
  • Oklahoma Sequoyah Book Award Intermediate Masterlist
  • Great Texas Mosquito List

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